Hilary Norris Evans
Hilary Norris-Evans works as an advanced hypnotherapist and hypnohealer in Cirencester, helping to alleviate stress, depression , phobias, insomnia and IBS and many more anxiety related conditions. Hypnosis, based on deep relaxation, is safe ,natural and practical and is suitable for all ages and many different conditions. It is particularly useful for you if you want to:
- Lose weight
- Stop smoking
- Alleviate lack of sleep, depression, anxiety or stress
- Alleviate digestive problems, backaches , migraines and chronic pain
- Overcome phobias, fears and panic attacks
- Learn to relax and improve exam or sports performance.
- Overcome gambling and addiction problems
- Experience the Easibirthing process
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a non physical therapy which uses hypnosis alongside counselling and analysis techniques in a practical way to relieve psychological and psychosomatic problems as quickly as possible.
How Is It Different from Counselling ?
Whilst you will talk to the hypnotherapist to describe your problem and then to talk about progress made, much of the work will be done in hypnosis. Thus you can use your subconscious mind or right side of your brain (some people call it their intuition) to help you remain calm even when tackling distressing problems. You will also learn about specific relaxation techniques , including self hypnosis and use cds to help you continue resolving your problem in between sessions. Thus, you will eventually gain control for yourself of your problem, rather than relying on a therapist to help you.
How many sessions will I need?
This varies from individual to individual; some simple problems such as nail biting may only require 2 sessions, stopping smoking may require a one stop session, whilst other problems such as anxiety ,depression , panic attacks or phobias require a minimum of 4. This is a rough guide only and you will discuss with the hypnotherapist the number of treatments needed at the first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained with the Atkinson-Ball College of Advanced Hypnotherapy and am an accredited member and Senior Clinician of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). I was the NCH's Specialist Advisor on Confidence, having been on its executive committee. I am also a member of the exclusive Brookhouse Hypnotherapy group, on the IBS Therapists Register and have been a full time practising hypnotherapist since 1996. I am also an NLP Master Practitioner, certified coach and experienced trainer with both a teaching and management background in further education and have been training hypnotherapists since 2005.
She holds honours degrees from the Universities of Manchester and Dijon, France and a postgraduate teaching qualification from the University of London. She is a certified supervisor and qualified trainer through the National Guild Of Hypnotists(USA). She is Director of Bath/Bristol Centre of The UK Academy and trains new hypnotherapists. Hilary runs courses including training hypnotherapists in the treatment of gambling addiction. She has spoken nationally and internationally on Confidence and Self Esteem,Problem Gambling and NLP.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Headaches and migraines.
An initial FREE consultation of 20 minutes is available for you to see if your problem would be appropriately treated with hypnotherapy.
Afterwards, each session, lasting around 50 minutes costs £70.
The one stop smoking package is £175 for a double session.
What is hypnosis?
A perfectly natural form of relaxation that you did a lot as a child. If you’ve ever driven along a familiar road and not remembered all the journey you’ve been in a light hypnotic trance. When you daydream or just before you got to sleep you’re in a hypnotic state. You are not asleep, not unconscious and not in a coma. It is a state of deep relaxation with heightened awareness.
Is it anything like stage hypnotism?
No.You remember everything and you cannot be made to do anything against your will. In fact you would be shocked out of the hypnotic state if such a thing were suggested.
What is hypnohealing?
A form of healing, putting the mind to help healing in the body, similar to the positive mind training techniques used at The Bristol Cancer Centre.